For those who don’t know Maria, she has some serious street cred in the organic world.
– Her grandfather, J.I Rodale, started the organic food movement in the U.S. in the 1940s with the publication of Organic Farming and Gardening magazine (now known as Organic Gardening).
– Maria Rodale has published several books including Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe. This is a must-read book for everyone. It clearly and succinctly explains why organic food, and not GMO-food, is the only solution to feed the planet.
– Maria Rodale’s family started The Rodale Institute, which has been researching organic agriculture for the last 60 years.
Maria has compiled her Top 10 favorite farm-to-table restaurants. The restaurants are in both the U.S. and Canada, and meet her criteria of being “locally sourced organic food, cleanly cooked; not too pretentious; and most important of all, delicious and yummiful!”
Here is the list but to see Maria Rodale’s detailed descriptions of each restaurant, click HERE.
1: The Dressing Room Westport, Connecticut
2: Weczeria—Saskatoon, Canada
3: Inn at Blackberry Farm—Walland, Tennessee
4: Paolina’s Way—Camden, Maine
5: Bolete—Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
6: Back 40—New York, New York
7: Tayst—Nashville, Tennessee
8: New Leaf Café—New York, New York
9: Prairie Fire—Chicago
10: Rouge Tomate—New York, New York